Blyth Brussels U15 Rep Crusaders heading to OMHA Championships
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The Blyth Brussels U15 Rep Crusaders are onto the next chapter of their Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship journey after a series victory over the Hanover Falcons.
The locals made their way past the Falcons with a 3-3 tie on March 21. It was the third game of their series and, in addition to the March 21 draw, a 2-2 tie on March 19 and a 5-1 win on March 17 gave the Crusaders the necessary four points to move on.
The team doesn’t have any more local games scheduled, but the OMHA championships are scheduled for this weekend. The Crusaders will be taking part in the OMHA Tier 2 Championship Tournament, which will be held in Barrie.
The team has two games scheduled for March 31, a 10 a.m. contest with the Norwood Hornets and an 8 p.m. game with the Tillsonburg Tornadoes.
On Sunday, the U13 Local League Crusaders lost their game against the Owen Sound Junior Attack Red team on the road by a score of 3-1. This came after the team lost on Saturday at home in Brussels to Owen Sound in their series by a score of 8-3.
Also on Saturday, the U8 Burgundy team played the Hornets in Howick, but a score was unavailable for that game. The U9 team was also in Tara for the Arran Elderslie Tournament, though no game information was available for that tournament.
On March 21, in addition to the U15 Rep team registering a 3-3 tie with the Hanover Falcons, the U18 Rep team lost its Western Ontario Athletic Association (WOAA) series playoff game with the TCDMHA Rebels in Brussels by a score of 7-3. Also that day, the U9 team lost to the Mid-Huron Huskies by a score of 11-1.
Looking ahead, the Blyth Brussels Minor Hockey Association is set to have its annual banquet and awards night on April 5 at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre beginning at 6 p.m.